Events & Collaborations


Wounded Healer Leadership & Pedagogy

Summit Presenter

March 19th 2023

This special one-day experience will harness the power of the “Wounded Healer” concept to frame healing-centered leadership and pedagogy from a new, co-creative perspective. Through keynotes, a panel discussion, and workshop sessions, the vision is to join with the community in seeding the field of healing-centered education to transform both K-12 and adult education.

2022 Healing-Centered Education Summit

Play, Slow Work & Our Collective Flourishing
Summit Co-Chair

Oct 7-10th 2022

Our vision for this gathering is to integrate insights from the slow work movement, the timely emergence of healing-centered education and the benefits of engaging in a sense of playfulness. Our mission for this summit is to hold space to nurture our collective flourishing by curating conversations and experiences that explore healing-centered theories, practices and modalities.

Healing-Centered Education Primer

Course Instructor

April 2022

The Acosta Institute's Healing-Centered Education Primer course invites participants into an exploration of how practitioners and scholars have integrated the notion of healing into K-12 curriculum and professional education. 

Healing-Centered Education Curriculum Design Intensive

Course Faculty

March 2022

The Acosta Institute's Healing-Centered Education Curriculum Design Intensive invites teachers, consultants and educational practitioners to a full day of experimentation and play. This inaugural intensive focuses on how play and restorative practices can support those communities within which we work to thrive and transform ways to respond to unjust systems.

2021 Healing-Centered Education Summit

Pedagogies for Collective Recovery

Oct 2021

Featured on the Panel: 'Enabling Conditions for Thriving Through Archaeology of the Self' with Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, Maria Tan, Dru McDaniel and Jen Gowers.

Thriving Teacher Summit

Centering Educators' Healing and Wellbeing
Head Chair

Sept 2021

 Rooted in the restorative and healing-centered paradigm, the Thriving Teacher Summit supports educators in tending to their healing and restoration and fosters connection to a growing community of practitioners and scholars. Through a dynamic keynote address, an integrative closing panel, and concurrent workshops and restorative sessions, we create an experience that ignites and empowers educators on their journey towards thriving.

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Thriving Teacher Project Masterclass Series

Curator & Facilitator

Oct 2020 - May 2021

The Thriving Teacher Project Masterclass Series is an 8-part web series curated to provide educators with the tools and space to process, heal, and thrive during challenging times. Each month features a masterclass by an expert in the fields of mindfulness, self-compassion, emotional intelligence, and trauma-responsive education (and more) to provide educators with tools to sustain their lives. A weekly follow-up support group will be facilitated by teachers for teachers to provide space for discussion, reflection, and community building.